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Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show frogs larger than life.

For the first- to third-grade set, frogs are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at VERY close up. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, as Nic Bishop's amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts. Nic Bishop Frogs is a fun and ...

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Overview


Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show frogs larger than life.

For the first- to third-grade set, frogs are an endless source of fascination, especially when looked at VERY close up. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, as Nic Bishop's amazing images show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts. Nic Bishop Frogs is a fun and informative tour through an exciting amphibian world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
WOW! These up-close, spectacular photos of frogs from around the world will certainly grab the attention of readers. Biologist Nic Bishop scores another hit and utilizes patience and resourcefulness to capture these candid moments. Amazing photos reveal the internal organs of the see-through skin of the glass frog, the resplendent color of the poison dart frogs of the rainforest—and the sequence of a jumping frog is breathtaking. Fascinating and quirky facts—such as one half of a frog's bones are in its feet and toads can eat up to 5,000 insects in a single summer—provide information about size, life expectancy, habitat, diet, etc. One of the most hardworking mother frogs is the Strawberry poison dart frog who carries each of her tadpoles, one at a time, on her back from the rainforest floor up a tree and then deposits each one in a separate bromeliad pool. Just like the frogs, this handsome book will jump from library shelves into eager hands. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5- In this companion volume to Nic Bishop Spiders (Scholastic, 2007), the photographer takes a nifty look at frogs. Physical characteristics, diet, reproduction, and the development of egg to tadpole to froglet are included in the clear text and super-duper photos. A nice personal touch is an enthusiastic author's note, wherein Bishop describes his methods and the pleasure of pursuing frogs to photograph. He even discusses "training" a frog to catch his leap for a fat caterpillar on a leaf over the water. Group this with Jim Arnosky's simpler, handsome All About Frogs (Scholastic, 2002) and/or Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's equally colorful Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs (Walker, 1997) for a neat ranid roundup.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

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Kirkus Reviews
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs-who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Stupendous photographs combine with a genuinely enthusiastic text to open readers' eyes to this lowly amphibian like nothing has before. Gorgeous full-bleed photos present ordinary garden toads and wood frogs with as much affection and admiration as their more exotic counterparts, golden eyes, glistening skin and all captured with incredible clarity. The text is a series of happy factlets that, when finished, provide a surprisingly thorough overview of frog physiology and behavior. In their detail, these tidbits go straight to kids' interests-one African bullfrog downed 17 young cobras! A gliding frog can soar for 50 feet! Tadpoles absorb their tails as food! The beautiful design picks up on the frogs' colors, a boldly indigo text box complementing a dart poison frog and a comfortable brown one, the spadefoot toad. A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439877558
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 153,452
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author


Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including RED-EYED TREE FROG; CHAMELEON, CHAMELEON; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him online at www.nicbishop.com.
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  • Posted February 2, 2009

    Read-it, Read-it, Read-it!

    Did you know that toads are a kind of frog? This and many, many more wonderful and interesting facts are to be found in this great book. The pictures are really good. The facts were presented in an easy to understand format. There are so many interesting things to learn! I hope that this one wins the 2009-10 Texas Bluebonnet award!!

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